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of latitude. democrats have not. they believe he is more aggressive in computer surveillance than george bush. that's not what they voted for, and the president is responding to that pressure with this call for reform. >> axelrod: major garrett with the president in martha's vineyard, thank you. the state department says 18 diplomatic posts in the middle east closed all this week because of a terror threat will reopen tomorrow. the embassy in yemen will remain closed, as will the consulate in lahore, pakistan, closed this past thursday due to a separate thread. today marks the end of the bloodiest ramadan in iraq in years. there was a wave of car bombings that targeted cafes. this has been the deadliest ramadan in six years in iraq. russia's new law banning expressions of supports for gay rights continues to generate an international backlash. we saw that today in the streets of london where opponents targeted next year's winter olympics in russia. here's charlie d'agata. >> gay rights for russia! >> reporter: a progay rally like this outside downey street in london today would be outlaud on
sent former president george w. bush to the hospital last week for a heart operation from a guy who stays really fit. he bicycles. he exercises. and you might, too. but we want you to know the warning signs. what it means for all of us. "sunday housecall," coming up. >>> the latest on an american missionary in north korea now hospitaled. kenneth bae. north korea's supreme court claims he used his tourism business to form groups to overthrow their government. bae's sister said he's being treated for an enlarged heart now, chronic diabetes and back pain. they're still pleading for his release. >>> an exclusive fox news center interview. arizona senator john mccain weighing in on the president's plan to reform government surveillance programs. the president outlining his proposals on friday, calling for increased transparency and more. here is senator mccain's reaction. >> there's a careful balance here between preserving our assets and capabilities and making sure the american people are convinced that their privacy is not being violated. and it is a careful balance. right now, as i m
kidnapper. their details next. >>> when george w. bush went under the knife to clear a heart artery, it shocked many. here's this week's american journey. >> reporter: george w. bush has been regarded by many as the most fit president ever. mountain bikes, swimming, golfing, weight lifting, and laboring on his ranch. he was found in excellent health with no history of diabetes or hypertension and low to very low coronary artery disease risk. so when physicians found a heart blockage and inserted a stent to reopen an artery, some people may have been stunned but not dr. baron lerner. >> i think it is an instructive case that people should go to the doctor and not just assume because they exercise a lot they don't necessarily have a heart problem. >> reporter: he wrote a book called "when illness goes public." when celebrities get ill, this is what happens. public reaction rises sharply. betty ford first disclosed she had breast cancer, the number of screenings rose. when katie couric's husband died of prostate cancer, screenings for that rose too. >> i think it comes out and people p
presidential campaign be like? brad bliekl blakely smiling on e right. you worked for president george w. bush. brad, how much does he have to win by in november to potentially send a national message? what do you think? >> if you look at the polls as you suggested, eric, he will win handily because he's delivered. don't forget. new jersey is a blue state. he's a republican governor in a democratic state. he has to face a democratically-controlled senate. look at what he's been able to do showing bi-partisanship, balanced budget, creating jobs, taking on the teachers union. his leadership before, during, and after superstorm sandy, so his leadership is his greatest strength. that's why you see his poll numbers so good even beyond his state, so i think he'll win handily unless something unforeseen happens in november. that sets him up to be certainly the frontrunner as we start talking even now about 20 60s d the presentation rate. >> eric: he's got a feud going on with rand paul and some in the republican party he's alienated. >> the republican party isn't homogeneous. we have a lot of differ
this, 12 years ago, the american president, george bush said, he looked in vladimir putin's soul and deemed him straightforward and honest. >> that's right. >> look at where we are now. obama didn't criticize putin. he criticized him on a comedy show, jay leno. it tells you how far things have come. >> i forgot about the soul comment. perhaps his soul has changed, perry bacon. >>> the headlines for the week, gold did i ta goldie taylor for next week. >> my headline is president obama in for a long, hot summer or should i say summers? i think that what's happening with larry summers as the potential nod for fed chairman is wrong-headed, misguided for any number of reasons. but i think he's close to this president. he's shown quite a bit of loyalty as part of this inner circle and may very well get the nod. that will in fact upset the president's base in ways i don't think we can cal late. >> it sounds like you're a yellen supporter. >> yes, i am. i think this is, as the president said, one of the most important economic decisions he'll make during the duration of his presidency. t
they overcharged the case. it was clear to me as soon as the case occurred and i saw that george w. bush had -- george zimmerman had a laceration on the back of the head and a bloody nose, that meant to me there was a fight. because there is a fight, doesn't mean you get to kill the person. >> right. >> exactly. the question is did you start the fight? were you the aggressor? did you try to withdraw and what happened here is the prosecution did not play to its strength. >> uh-huh. >> its strength was that george zimmerman was the instigator. he was the one who was following. he had the mind set that this was a person who was up to no good. he was, they always get away with it. he had this mind set. >> uh-huh. >> he was following and ultimately made the confrontation. when you do that, you have to withdraw. >> right. >> to be able to use stand your ground and self-defense. the prosecution never did that. the case was a straight up manslaughter case, a voluntary manslaughter case. >> uh. >> means you acted in a culpable negligent way or a good faith and up reasonable belief. >> uh. >> the pros
dick cheney, george bush, waterboarding, the fbi and others, and the nsa has been unscathed. the only time it has really come up as a matter of debate in the intelligence community was people from the nsa humming forward and saying what a rough time they were having with the fisa court, how hard it was for them to get orders, how hard it was for them to follow up on the information. this is not a rubber stamp. it is constantly scrutinized. it is scrutinized by the house intelligence committee and senate intelligence committee. i realize by going to the american people and saying, congress is taking a look at it, that is not a vote of confidence. people on that committee, and people on the intelligence they take very seriously. mike rogers is conscientious. dutch ruppersberger is as well. the stuff is looked at very carefully. i do not see any significant violation of civil liberties. i do not see any significant -- -- in 2009, balance i, i was at mayor bloomberg's home sunday night in september of 2009, entertained the lord , rupert murdoch was there, all these partial people, and eve
before him, george bush, done marijuana, widely suspected of doing cocaine. the guy before him, bill clinton did marijuana. >> he didn't inhale. >> no, no, no, he said he didn't inhale. [laughter] he said he didn't inhale. but the point is that those guys are more typical of drug users than what you have been told and what you think. and that's not to say that people don't have problems, because there are people who have problems, and that's a small percentage. and we know how to deal with those problems. and the way we deal with the problem is not our current drug policy, because our current drug policy ends up with too many of our folks in jail. >> i'm going to pick up on that again, but i wanted to stay with trayvon for a minute because we know that even outside here on these streets today there are all kinds of protests all over the country reacting to the verdict of acquittal in the george zimmerman case a week ago. thousands of people are apparently protesting, and on the eve of that protest yesterday gave an emotional speech where he said he could have been trayvon. and he tal
douglas holt eek en on whether he's moved to free market capitalism. former president george w. bush in the hospitalfter successfully undergoing a heart stent beg plac. the blockage was discovered at the cooper clinic in dallas yesterday and at the recommendation of his doctor, a stent was placed in his artery. a bush spokesman says the former president is in high spirits and is expected to be discharge tomorrow. fannie may and freddie mac in his economic pitch today. >> private capital should take a bigger role in the mortgage market. i know that sounds confusing to folks who call me a socialist. i think i saw posters on the way in. but i actually believe in the free market. i believe at our housing system should operate where there's a limited government role and private lending should be the backbone of the housing market. >> joining us now. doug has holtz-aekin. president of the american action forum. doug, good to have you with us. >> thank you. >> the predent quite rightly noting his departure from what has been a seemingly socialist kind of perspective and way in his governanc
tremble? as michael hayden, cia director under george w. bush pointed out, many of these groups are really gangs of local thugs using the al qaeda name to build their brand. for washington to announce a grand campaign against them might exaggerate their importance, americanize local grievances and create a global threat that didn't really exist. the terror alerts have probably delighted these small groups for just that reason. the second strategy would be counterterrorism using drones, missiles, special forces and other kinetic tools to disrupt al qaeda-affiliated groups. by anyone's measure, the obama administration has been aggressive on this front. president obama has used more drones each year of his presidency than president bush did in his entire presidency. data gathering, as mr. snow den reminded us. the third possible approach to the threat of terrorism is to try to get local governments to fight the terrorists, but the places that these al qaeda affiliates have sprung up like somalia and yemen are ungovernable. only the u.s. has the technology, missiles and soldiers to disrupt te
. --, talkfight 212, hot missiles the guys on the other side think it is a war. if george w. bush had done that i think he would have been the price for impeachment. we have part of our laws unilaterally suspended by the president. there's just a variety of issues like that where he is going going outside. we have tension within our system. this is very serious. i think you will see it continue. there will be legal cases. i am going to try to bounce around a little bit. we will get to everybody. we're going to wear those legs out. >> i was concerned to find out out you are not in support of making the continuing resolution contingent upon removing what optional spending you can remove on obamacare. i feel strongly. i think others do. [applause] this is not theoretical for me. two weeks ago today my husband and i paid in cash for our son to have major surgery. that is a price i pay for the liberty of my children. i'm self-employed. i understand the consequence of that because i have limited options into our government. i understand that i pay for limited coverage. i do not pay $1000 a month. i do
friends. .hey were pretty frustrated they did not like george bush very much. they sure hated losing to him in 2004, even more than 2000. they did not quit. they took the house and the senate in 2006. they never try to impeach george bush. think long and hard. always easier to say try it. usually that means we need to work harder at what we are doing. i am old enough to watch barry goldwater go down in flames. took 16 years to get one old reagan -- to get ronald reagan. democracy is hard work. it is people going out and knocking on doors. is is people going out and voting. .ur system works it is hard to work in part because that is what the founders wanted to be. they are afraid of centralized power. they're going to make this very difficult to do. they're going to have this president for four years that selected this. there's no other system that is is as complex as ours to work and get things through. the founders but it was the best defense for liberty. out.large it has worked i believe that madison came back he would be very happy. sometimes they do. different point of view are s
, and compare it with what current history contrast to the way george debut bush took them but different conflicts of different styles but if they took him to work quite quickly she could nurture more into in some ways he would beat them around the headed cannot persuade many other countries that it was worth fighting so roosevelt is the opposite this book tells the story of this incredible effort although subtle over the course of two years to build the of bipartisan domestic consensus in adults and early intervention and prepared to use other countries to feed from behind -- leave them behind and was prepared to take his time. in fact, the result was criticized almost as much to felt he was going too fast period he did it it. >> is a very clear direction but he wanted to do is no way that that the country did not into the ward / e merge united and ready for the fight. >> again and 11 came at the beginning. >> and pearl harbor helped. it totally destroyed isolationism in the united states at that time. but by then roosevelt had marginalized the bodies through the danish with the decisio
. by the way, elliott has jumped with former president george w. bush. he likes to do the jumps on his birthday. >>> are you one of the folks who cannot unplug even while on vacation? if you need a social media fix, perhaps your next trip should be to the world's first twitter-themed hotel. check it out. guests can book a twitter party suite where they can have a virtual concierge. you can send a message to a friend sitting at at pool side bed. let us know if you go there. >>> we love to hear from you, speaking of twitter. the president is in martha's vineyard and congressmen and women have headed home for the recess. but should they work while out on break? should their time talking to you? we've been asking, do you think members of congress should be required to hold town hall meetings during august recess? we ask you to tweet that. one viewer writes back, yes, they should. how else will you know what the people want? plus, they don't need vacations. thanks. john adds absolutely. this might be the only way to get any kind of real answers. and jack says, yes, all members should. you at home ar
will ever know what is inside vladimir putin's head. that was the irony of george w. bush coming back from that first meeting with putin and saying, i looked into his eyes and saw the man's soul. nobody really knows what putin is thinking. what we know from his behavior in public statements is, he really values a partner. whether it is an american leader or a leader of any other country , who is in control of his own country, who has a similar level of this vertical of power that putin possesses in russia. when the leader commits something, when president obama says, we will do this, it happens. this was one of the things he saw as different between bush and obama. he viewed bush as a guy who would say something, and would stand behind it, at least as far as his power allowed him to do so. his view of obama has been, he is to subject to domestic political constraints. to domesticbject political constraints. russia acceded to the wto organization. the implement thing legislation, we had to repeal these old, cold war era sanctions to get the benefit. along with that, a lot of folks on the hi
-read. joining me now, republican strategist and former white house aide to president george h.w. bush, joe watkins, jason johnson, and editor of citizens politics and contributor for "the daily beast," patricia murphy. hello to all three of you. >> hello. >> i'm going to reach out to you first, joe, since you're all by yourself. let's talk about republican ted cruz of texas. even after the 40 previous attempts have failed, rather, to appeal that law. let's take a listen to listen t said. >> there is no more important regulatory reform that we can do than repeal every single word of obamacare. and that reaction right there shows how we win this fight. >> joe, you're a republican. are you at all tired of your party's focus on repealing obamacare instead of working to pass a budget or immigration reform for the american people? they tried to do this 40 times and failed. >> of course, this is an issue that touches on fiscal matters. and spending, of course, and how do we spend our money more wisely, and how do we provide americans for the health care they deserve without enforcing upon them a
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